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This Month in Cook County Agriculture...

08/09/2022 @ 8:25 am

The Will – South Cook Soil and Water Conservation District is currently taking orders for the Fall tree and fish sale. Plants, shrubs, and trees are available this spring in various starter sizes. Tree order deadline is Wednesday, September 21. Tree order pickup is on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7 and Saturday, October 8 from 11 AM – 3 PM.

Cook County Farm Bureau Seeks to Update and

08/08/2022 @ 11:20 am

The following policies were approved by the Cook County Farm Bureau® Board of Directors during a recent meeting and will be considered by delegates at the upcoming Resolutions Committee meeting.

Manifolds, Manolos, and Manure

08/08/2022 @ 8:15 am | By Bona Heinsohn, CAE

I was never an outstanding student until I reached graduate school.  I excelled at discussing policy.  American government.  Campaign finance.  And state government.  As an undergrad, calculus was my undoing.  Followed by statistics.  Crop science and I never quite got along.  But I rocked animal science.  Animal behavior.  Technical writing.  Farm management. 

Share the Road Safely Tips

08/05/2022 @ 8:00 am

All members are encouraged to acknowledge signage for safe driving. CCFB voting members were offered SMV decals, funded in part by a Farm Safety Grant provided by Illinois Farm Bureau and COUNTRY Financial. The Illinois Vehicle Code requires that certain vehicle types display the SMV emblem when operated on public roads—day and night. Please help Illinois farm families and the motoring public stay safe.

Family Farm and Food Bytes

08/04/2022 @ 1:45 pm

Robotic milking system featured at Dairy Tech Tour -Dairy farmers from around the state received an inside look at an automated milking system during this year’s Dairy Tech Tour organized by the Illinois Milk Producers Association (IMPA) and the University of Illinois Extension.

5 Questions for Juanita Ramos

CCFB Administrative Assistant- Membership & Benefits
08/04/2022 @ 10:15 am | By Juanita Ramos

Viewpoint- Farming in the Suburbs, Sustaining Local Agriculture

08/03/2022 @ 4:15 pm

Farming and rural. Those words used to go hand in hand. And in most areas, they still do, but more and more farmers in every region of the country are finding themselves surrounded by suburban communities as our population grows.

Farmers in urban and suburban counties face unique challenges, but they also have a unique set of opportunities and lessons we can glean from as we work together to strengthen agriculture.

Reminder: Illinois Sales Tax on Groceries has been Suspended

08/03/2022 @ 11:35 am

As of July 1, Illinois’ one percent sales and use tax on retail sales of groceries has been suspended now through June 30, 2023.

Party for the Pollinators

08/03/2022 @ 8:15 am

We had a great turnout for the Party for the Pollinators on July 13. The event featured tables and booths to educate the community and Farm Bureau members about pollinators, as well as celebrate our pollinator garden.

Cook County Farm Bureau Summer Selfie Contest

08/02/2022 @ 3:20 pm

Join us as we kick off the Cook County Farm Bureau Summer Selfie Contest! We are holding this contest to obtain usable and appropriate photos that accurately portray today’s agriculture in Cook County. Win a cash prize or Farm Fresh Funds in June, July, and August by capturing the best photo from one of the selected categories. Don’t forget to include yourself in the “selfie”!

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